I watch live disc golf on the Disc Golf Network, and post production like Jomez and GK Pro as well. It’s fair to say I’m a disc golf enthusiast. It’s a job and a hobby that have combined in my life and I get to do what I love every day. Getting to see the pros play in person is a different experience entirely.
So when I got the chance to spectate Smugglers Notch I took it. For 40 dollars (plus a couple dollar processing fee), I was able to get a t-shirt, and spectate the 8 best players in the tournament.
We’re reaching an interesting time in disc golf. Where we’ve got a massive crop of talent at the top. Plenty of other touring pros cash frequently enough without scratching the top 25 in talent and can tour with their winnings and sponsorships.
So let’s take a step back from calling anything other than a win a failure. Improvements from year to year on a course could be a win for some of these players. Finishing top 10 should be considered good for young players. The days of players dominating and winning every single weekend are basically over. Competition is tight at the top, and it’s only getting better.
There are tournaments for everything in the world. Humans can be competitive and so we’ve found ways to determine the best in almost everything. Today in the blog I want to look at some tournaments that I enjoy watching. Other ways that sports have found to crown the world's best. Let’s start with the longest ways in sports that determine a champion. Then work it down to shorter tournaments.
This blog will explore the unwritten rules of the sport as I understand them. You’re not going to find these things in the rule book (for the most part) but they’re kind of an understanding that many disc golfers share.
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